Pros And Cons Of The Death Penalty

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Is the death penalty a good form of punishment? Does it discourage criminals to stop living in the life of crime? Would crime rise if we quit using the death penalty? These are some of the questions people ask about the death penalty. The death penalty has been around for a long time. Ever since the beginning there has been argument about if the death penalty is a cruel and unusual punishment. It has changed a lot in the years. Some states don’t support it. The death penalty is something that has been around for a long time and will be here for many more. The definition of the death penalty is the punishment of execution, administered to someone legally convicted of a capital crime. Capital Crime is to be sentenced to death as a penalty in the eyes of the law. When people think about the death penalty, they think that people are killed by guns or tortured to death. It is far from that, people that are sentenced to death go…show more content…
There were other ways people died like: electrocution, gas chambers, firing squad, and hanging. When an inmate was going to be put to death by electrocution, they would be shaved. After that they would be seated in a chair, where they would be strapped in. A metal skullcap would be set on their head with a wet sponge. Then the prisoner is blindfolded, the warrant will pull a switch that will send 500 to 2000 volts of energy to the inmate’s body for 30 seconds, when the doctor tells him to. After that process happens, the doctor will go check the pulse to see if the person is living. If not, they will repeat this until they are completely dead. The chair is a lot harsher than most of the other ones. While the prisoner is getting volts of energy many things can happen. Some of them are; vomiting, the inmate’s eyes can pop out, the body can turn red, skin stretches, limbs are dislocated or fractured, smoke from the volts can come off the body, and lastly the body can
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